Mark (Mark) Stone (D-SH29)
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Capitol: 916.319.2029
FAX: 916.319.2129
District: 831.425.1503
Assemblyman
Suite 5740 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Kathy   DOB: 6/17/1957
Committee Assignments
ChairmanAssembly Committee on Judiciary
ChairmanAssembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources
MemberSubcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety
Co-ChairAssembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General
Vice ChairJoint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture
MemberAssembly Committee on Human Services
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Justice-Involved Californians
MemberAssembly Committee on Natural Resources
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Foster Care
MemberAssembly Committee on Banking and Finance
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy
MemberAssembly Committee on Budget
Counties Representing
Monterey / Santa Clara / Santa Cruz

Bio

COMMITTEES Chair, Judiciary Member- Human Services, Natural Resources, Banking & Finance Member - Budget - Subcommittee No. 5 (Public Safety) Chair, Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources Co-Chair, Environmental Caucus Mark Stone represents the people of Californiais 29th Assembly District, which includes portions of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey Counties. Now in his fourth term as a state legislator, he has earned his reputation as a leader helping California's most vulnerable residents.

For the last several years, Mark has served as Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which reviews legislation on issues including family law, product and tort liability and immunity, immigration, commercial contracts, court and jury procedures, and civil practice. He has written several laws to protect the civil rights of members of the LGBT+ community, sexually exploited youth, and immigrants.

As a long-time member of the Assembly Human Services Committee, Mark has successfully fought to transform group homes for foster youth into places where youth can access intensive therapy and services, create a California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) for working families, assist low-income pregnant women better prepare for the arrival of their babies, and protect critical benefits for poor families.

As an environmental champion, Mark has fought to curb illegal coastal development, reduce plastic pollution, and clean up drinking water supplies. In his capacity as Chair of the Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources, he has held hearings investigating oil spill prevention efforts, plastic garbage effects on the coastal environment, offshore fracking, beach erosion, and coastal access for all Californians.

As a member of the Banking and Finance Committee, Mark has fought for consumer protections and against predatory practices. This includes authoring and the passage of AB 376 (2020) which gives Student Loan Borrowers a Bill of Rights and stops predatory practices by these agencies.

Mark has written numerous laws to help people released from prison reintegrate into society as part of his commitment to criminal justice reform. He has worked to help juveniles in the justice system get the mental health services they need, and to ensure that they can succeed in their communities when they are released.

Before his service in the Assembly, Mark represented the Central Coast in various capacities. He was elected twice to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, where he worked on health care, education, youth issues and the environment. While there, he held leadership roles on the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, and the First 5 Commission. Additionally, Mark led an overhaul of the Santa Cruz County child welfare system. He was an outspoken supporter of the Queer Youth Task Force and fought to halt discrimination of LGBT youth. As an environmental defender at the local level, he spearheaded the successful effort to ban single-use plastic bags. In addition to his duties as a County Supervisor, Mark served the entire Central Coast as Vice Chair of the California Coastal Commission.

Prior to his work at the County, Mark was a trustee of the Scotts Valley Unified School District, eventually being elected President. Before entering public service, Mark worked as an attorney in the tech industry and as a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. Mark lives in Scotts Valley with his wife Kathy. They have two adult children. Stone is an avid open water swimmer.